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The presence of Śiva

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Princeton University Press,
Pub. Date:
1992, c1981.
Edition:
Mythos paperback ed.
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English
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One of the three great gods of Hinduism, Siva is a living god. The most sacred and most ancient book of India, The Rg Veda , evokes his presence in its hymns; Vedic myths, rituals, and even astronomy testify to his existence from the dawn of time. In a lively meditation on Siva--based on original Sanskrit texts, many translated here for the first time--Stella Kramrisch ponders the metaphysics, ontology, and myths of Siva from the Vedas and the Puranas.

Who is Siva? Who is this god whose being comprises and transcends everything? From the dawn of creation, the Wild God, the Great Yogi, the sum of all opposites, has been guardian of the absolute. By retelling and interweaving the many myths that keep Siva alive in India today, Kramrisch reveals the paradoxes in Siva's nature and thus in the nature of consciousness itself.

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9780691019307
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subject_facet Cave temples -- India -- Elephanta Island, Cave temples -- India -- Ellora Caves, Hindu sculpture -- India -- Elephanta Island, Hindu sculpture -- India -- Ellora Caves, Siva -- (Hindu deity) -- Art
title_display The presence of Śiva
title_full The presence of Śiva / Stella Kramrisch ; photography by Praful C. Patel
title_short The presence of Śiva
topic_facet Art, Cave temples, Hindu sculpture, Siva